• Comedian Mike Birbiglia nominated for theater award

    Mike BirbigliaI love seeing comedians getting recognition in less stand-up-focused realms – it’s like the real world acknowledges there’s cool shit happening in the weird, wild world of comedy.

    So we have good news today from the Off-Broadway League: Mike Birbiglia’s been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway for his solo show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

    This marks his second nomination in this category; he was previously nominated for his first one-man show Sleepwalk With Me. The awards ceremony goes down May 1 in New York City, and the ceremony is open to the public! Go here for details and tickets. And cross your fingers for Birbigs.

    Read a review of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend from last summer, when Birbiglia was performing in Montreal.

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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